The look was sculpted at Behnaz Sarafpour’s presentation Tuesday, and nowhere was this trend more evident than in the futuristic hair that came down the runway.
“We wanted to create this square flattop shape — sort of this Forties ŒBlade Runner’ look,” explained hairstylist Ashley Javier, who, on behalf of Kérastase Paris, created an actual flattop on models’ heads — complete with voluminous hair that stood straight up.
In the back, he pinned the remaining hair in flat French twists. “The elegance of the French twist really juxtaposes the grand structured hair on top of the head,” said Javier, who used the brand’s Full Volume hair spray to set hair in rollers, before teasing it to create volume. “The whole collection has this graphic edge to it,” said Gordon Espinet, who did makeup for the show on behalf of MAC Cosmetics. “It’s about a clean, sculpted face so that the girl looks overly perfected, with a bit of a deliberate edge to the skin.”
Espinet used Mineralize Skinfinish Natural foundation and MAC’s Studio Sculpt Concealer in a slightly darker hue than the models’ natural skin tone to add contour. On eyes, he lined the top and bottom of the water line in black pencil, “letting it bleed out and smudge for a sexy look.” Smoky lips — achieved by applying MAC’s neutral-toned Lip Erase — lent sensuality to the look.
“It’s not about fireworks,” said Espinet. “It’s a low-key edge to makeup.”